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2020 Election of Officers and Directors

24 Feb 2020 08:23 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the Slate of Officers and Directors for consideration by the Chapter membership at large:


  • CDR Renee Reedy '81, USN (Ret.) - President
  • CAPT Ted Digges '85, SC USN (Ret.) - 1st Vice President
  • CAPT Dick Enderly '71, USN (Ret.) - 2nd Vice President
  • LCDR Sean Gillespie '92, USN (Ret.) - Secretary
  • Mr. Patrick Nolan '09 - Treasurer
  • CDR Mark Rupprecht '76, USN (Ret.) - Trustee and Past President


  • CAPT Vince Bowhers '85, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Shalimar Brazier '04
  • CDR Christy Cowan '95, USN (Ret.)
  • CAPT Dave Duffié '75, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Bob Gradel '84
  • Mr. Pete Haglich '82
  • CAPT Paul Heim '83, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Adam Kinnear '94
  • CAPT Ken Levins '83, USN (Ret.)
  • CAPT Al Ponessa '68, USN (Ret.)
  • CAPT Tony Pregel '84, USN (Ret.)
  • CDR Bob Stuhlman '71, USN (Ret.)
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the Luncheon & Annual Meeting of the USNAAA Hampton Roads Chapter Thursday, 26 March 2020 in the Norfolk Room of the Clubhouse at Sewell’s Point Golf Course. The doors will open at 1100, and a buffet luncheon will be served at 1130. Following a brief State of the Chapter Report by the outgoing President, the Governance Committee Chair will oversee the election of the 2020 to 2022 Board of Officers and Directors.

In compliance with the Bylaws, the current Board voted to confirm the Officer Slate on 18 February 2020. Members in Good Standing must be present to vote for Directors only. Details regarding registration, luncheon pricing, and guest speaker will be released separately.

Recourse: If you were nominated but not slated, or if for some reason you believe the Nominating Committee chose unwisely, the Chapter Bylaws adopted on 23 October 2019 allow for the following:

Section 5.7b No nominations from the floor will be accepted at the Annual Meeting. After publication of the Slate, should a Regular Member in Good Standing desire, he or she may nominate additional candidates for Director only by filing petitions pursuant to guidelines established by the Board and consistent with these Bylaws. Petitions must indicate the willingness of the candidate to serve, must comprise at least twenty-five (25) signatures of Regular Members in Good Standing that support and express their intent to vote for the candidate, and must be delivered to the Secretary at least fifteen (15) days prior to the election (i.e., in writing to Mr. Bob Gradel, Secretary, NLT 2400, 11 March 2020). After certifying petitioned candidates as having met the qualifying criteria and confirming the nominee’s eligibility, the Secretary shall add the candidate to the ballot beneath the proposed Slate of Directors.

Section 5.7c Members may not initiate or submit petition candidacies for Officer positions.

Section 5.7d Candidates for the Board, whether part of the Slate proposed by the Nominating Committee under Section 5.7a or by petition under Section 5.7b, shall be presented to the Membership for election.

Direct your questions to Ken Marks '71 kamarks71@comcast.net

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